On The Road Again

Aw crap.

Now I have Willie Nelson in my head.



Last week I jetted off to the bustling metropolis of Edmonton. Well, it was bustling in the West Edmonton Mall at least, where I left many monies in exchange for family gifts and a few trinkets for moi. Oh yeah, and I had a business meeting the next day too... but that was a mere afterthought. I was really there to visit the mall for the first time (but don't tell my boss that).

Only two days after returning home I was packing my bags once more. For daughter and I are here in Fargo, on a very short shopping trip before the snow flies. This will definitely need to satisfy her craving for Hollister and Abercrombie until the Spring thaw.

Even though she COULD have come here alone (she drove us in her new car), I now realize why she dragged me along:

It must be wonderful to have your very own personal pack mule.

HeeHaw HeeHaw!

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ReformingGeek said...

You are one super mom, HeeHaw, HeeHaw...er...I mean YeeHaw, YeeHaw!

Tara R. said...

When is it again that our kids begin taking care of us? You are a good mom.

BioniKat said...

Yup, just another one of many things moms are good for!

Daisy said...

Moms are handy (no pun intended)!

Ed & Jeanne said...

How can you stand going in Hollister. I had to wear a gas mask and bubble wrap to escape the perfumed air in there...

Ed said...

Oh you poor soul. You've got it bad if you must travel to Fargo for a shopping trip.

AshPup said...

You are brave! I also can't handle stores like Hollister or Abercrombie anymore- I must be getting old...

Janet said...

So what else are moms good for, huh??? ;-) Hope you brought your plastic!

JoJo said...

Git along li'l doggie. You are such a good mum, taking daughter shopping! My boss just got back from Minneapolis and he went to the Mall of America. Road the rollercoaster too.

Bruce Johnson said...

The dark, dark, dark side of consummerism.......

(are you going to model the t-shirt for us?)

Marsha said...

I can relate! With two daughters, I've been there before! Happy Halloween!

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feefifoto said...

I am my son's gofer. Somehow he's inherited a delegating gene, maybe from my father. He's always trying to get me or his sister to go to his room to get his pajamas or pillow or homework or whatever. Sometimes we're foolish enough to do it too.

Jay said...

Mothers are always pack mules - it goes with the territory. However, all that is supposed to stop once they're adults. After that, it's your own fault. LOL!

Jill said...

Maybe I HAVE ruined my daughters life after all - I never take her shopping. Poor thing.

I hope she came away with a good haul! If there's anything I hate more than shopping, it's wasted shopping - this is, not even finding what you need.

Babs-beetle said...

I always went shopping alone. We were a no car family and I don't think my poor mum could have coped with five girls!

Anonymous said...

Hello from Russia!
Can I quote a post "No teme" in your blog with the link to you?

Maureen said...

Reforming Geek: Thanks. That's EXACTLY what I sound like. At least while in the mall.

Tara R: I can hardly wait for the day she has to hold MY stuff! Ha!

Momcat: Yeah, I should have read the small print in that "Mom contract".

Daisy: Mom's ARE handy! In lots of ways!

VE: Oh Hollister I don't mind. Abercrombie is stronger. I guess I've built up an immunity to it by now.

Ed: Fargo is the closest US city that has a decent mall... Grand Forks doesn't have the "cool" stores...

Oh Ashley, Ashley... you can't be getting old!

Janet: Well one good thing; daughter bought all her own clothes. I paid for the hotel and we shared gas... so I got off easy, money wise!

JoJo: I can't do rollercoasters. When daughter went with hubby, I stayed on solid ground and watched. And promptly found a $20 bill on the ground. I guess it fell out of someone's pocket on the ride! Ha! See, it PAYS to be a wimp!

Bruce: Oh yeah. But modelling? Probably not. Blurry cellphone pics are all you're getting for now.

Hey Marsha! Hope you had a terrific Halloween too, thank you. Yes, it comes with the territory, doesn't it?

Hi Jason, I shall come by to visit. Thanks for stopping.

Ha FeeFiFoto! Oh how boys and girls differ!

Yes Jay, you are absolutely right. I volunteered to help; but I didn't realize that meant being piled with clothes until I couldn't see in front of me! Gad!

Lady Banana: Glad to see it's a world-wide phenomenon. ;)

Oh now Jill, she got a lot of great deals at good prices. Not wasted at all.

Babs: Five??? Okay, I don't blame her...

Um sure Anon! I guess.

Cupcake Blonde said...

I am amazed at your mad skills. Able to carry all of that stuff and still take a picture? Must be a blogger! :)

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